Ask a person in recovery – a happy one, that is – the secret for long term success and the answer will likely include the word “service”. What that involves may be much different than you’d expect....more
Are you holding onto anger towards someone? I have been and it is a lot of work to continually remind myself why I am angry, how they hurt me, how amazing I am for enduring unfairness. The nursing of wrath is exhausting, which in itself adds another check in the “poor me” column....more
When I lost my iron-fisted control of my life recently (again, by the way) I had myself a temper fit.“Fine!” I declared. “Just fine!”Apparently, I had overreached. Who did I think I was kidding anyway? Trying to rise above my station and all. I had no business getting all uppity and such. No wonder it all fell apart (again.) I had been delusional....more
Last week Greta had a sore throat that wasn't going away, so we went to the doctor to get a strep test.
We've been at the doctor a lot this winter -- recurring sore throats that are sometimes strep, sometimes not. We have spent a lot of time sitting in the exam room, waiting for the results of the strep culture.
My name is Alexis and I am an Alcoholic. These are not easy words to say, nor have they been easy to say for the past 18 months, but they are words that have kept me alive & sane. Each journey begins with a single step and the journey of recovery is no differerent. Today I thought about the element of admitting that I was powerless over alcohol. I don't have a problem with admitting that I had a "problem" with alcohol, that it controlled me and that because of it I have made some awful choices. I did however take issue with the term powerless....more
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